The More Things Change

Don’t Blame the Bird

Pouring Glory: Branded

Not Pho Frogs

Paris Coffee Shop vs. Westside Café

Blotch Jumbo

Chow, Baby

Chow, Baby

I Read the News Today. Oh Boy.

Somehow, probably by signing up for it, Chow, Baby got on the e-mailing list for the trade rag Nation's Restaurant News. It's mostly business-side...

Five Easy Pieces

1. Latin super-chicken. Guatemala-based Pollo Campero (2830 S.H. 121 at Glade Rd., Euless) is sort of like KFC, except that this chicken is fresh-cooked...

Wayward Sage

Back in, what, 2004, Café Panache in Hurst was one of Chow, Baby's favorite restaurants, though after five years it doesn't recall specifically why....

Gemspotting

If a taqueria has a taco-plate deal on Wednesdays, you can bet Chow, Baby will stop by on a Thursday to hear all about...

Lighten Up

Some restaurants are inverters: You arrive in a bad mood, and they quickly turn your frown upside down. Some are amplifiers: You arrive in...

The Lights Are Much Brighter

When Fizzi closed down a couple of years ago, there was a vicious rumor circling that T.G.I. Friday's was interested in the space, at...

Bread Upon the Waters

Chow, Baby was zooming across the Toledo Bend Reservoir back into Texas when a horrible thought dawned: It had forgotten to eat a muffuletta....

Rising from the Ashes

Here's the thing about Donna Albanese of Piola (3700 Mattison Av.): Every time you see her, she's gotten more beautiful. Yeah, nice for her...

Ahead to the Past

You ever go to a Fort Worth Institution like West Side Cafe, or Ol' South, or Paris Coffee Shop - some place that's been...

Hot Type

Because of the economy, Chow, Baby was nine days late paying its March electric bill ($125.34). Nine days, no big deal, maybe they'll tack...